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Larch Cottage Nurseries - Open Garden for NGS

Larch Cottage Nurseries - Open Garden for NGS A unique nursery and garden designed and built over the past 35 yrs. The gardens inc lawns, flowing perennial borders,..... See more >
Larch Cottage Nurseries, Penrith CA10 2DR
Thu 11 Jul, Thu 8 Aug, Thu 5 Sep

Haverthwaite Lodge - Open Garden for NGS

Haverthwaite Lodge - Open Garden for NGS Traditional Lake District garden that has been redesigned and replanted. A series of terraces lead down to the River..... See more >
Haverthwaite Lodge, Haverthwaite LA12 8AJ
Sat 20 Jul, Sat 14 Sep

Yewbarrow House - Open Garden for NGS

Yewbarrow House - Open Garden for NGS More Cornwall than Cumbria, according to Country Life, a colourful 4 acre garden filled with exotic and rare plants,... See more >
Yewbarrow House, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6BE
Sun 4 Aug, Sun 1 Sep

Woodend House - Open Garden for NGS

Woodend House - Open Garden for NGS A beautiful garden tucked away in a small hamlet. Meandering gravel paths lead around the garden with imaginative,..... See more >
Woodend House, Egremont CA22 2TA
Sat 31 Aug and Sun 1 Sep

Carlisle Inflatable 5km

Get ready to bounce your way through The World's BIGGEST and most EPIC Inflatable 5K Obstacle Course!... See more >
Carlisle Airport, Aviation Way, Carlisle CA6 4NZ
Sat 7 Sep

Westmorland County Show

Located on the fringes of the Lake District, Westmorland County Show is a fantastic day out – voted as one of the UK’s... See more >
Lane Farm Crooklands LA7 7NH
Wed 11 Sep and Thu 12 Sep

Things to do around Cumbria

If you're planning a day out in Cumbria, England's most northern-west county, you're in for a treat. Cumbria covers the Lake District, Eden Valley, the North Pennines, and a small part of the Yorkshire Dales. Here are some delightful activities to consider:

1. Conquer the Old Man of Coniston:
- Situated in the heart of the Lake District, the Old Man of Coniston is the highest point in traditional Cumbria. Choose from different walking routes, which can take up to 3 hours. The direct route starts from Coniston and offers amazing views of Lake Coniston once you reach the top. Be prepared for strenuous hiking, but the vistas are worth it! Best attempted in good weather due to strong winds and rain risks¹.

2. Explore Eden Valley and North Pennines:
- Eden Valley, flowing through Kirkby Stephen and Appleby, offers stunning beauty between the North Pennines and the Lake District. Enjoy riverside walks, sandstone cliffs, and picturesque landscapes. It's a professional walker's dream¹.

3. Visit South Lakes Zoo:
- Located in Barrow-in-Furness, South Lakes Zoo is a family-friendly day out. Get up close to endangered and rare animals, hand-feed giraffes, kangaroos, penguins, and lemurs. A smaller zoo, but cute and fun for all ages¹.

4. Discover Ambleside Roman Fort:
- Explore the Ambleside Roman Fort, tentatively identified as Galava. Learn about its history and enjoy the ruins. The fort overlooks Lake Windermere and offers a glimpse into ancient times⁴.

5. Go Ape Whinlatter:
- Head to Go Ape Whinlatter for high ropes and Forest Segways. Enjoy views across Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwentwater. Located in Whinlatter Forest, it's an adventure-filled day in the great outdoors⁵.

Remember, Cumbria's natural beauty, historic sites, and outdoor adventures promise an unforgettable day out! 🌳🏰🌿¹⁴⁵.


Source: Conversation with Bing, 30/01/2024
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(2) Ambleside Roman Fort. https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/ambleside-roman-fort/.
(3) Go Ape Whinlatter. https://goape.co.uk/locations/whinlatter.
(4) Ambleside Climbing Wall. https://www.amblesideadventure.co.uk/ambleside-wall/.
(5) Lake District Activities. https://www.lakedistrictactivities.co.uk/.
(6) 11 Unique Days Out in Cumbria for all the Family - Day Out in England. https://dayoutinengland.com/days-out-in-cumbria/.
(7) 10 of the best family days out in Cumbria - The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2012/mar/28/top-10-family-days-out-cumbria.
(8) Best Things To Do & Days Out In Cumbria - Day Out With The Kids. https://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/things-to-do/north-west/cumbria.